Shakespeare Catholic?
I just finished watching Michael Wood's 2003 series for PBS on Shakespeare. Throughout the four episodes, Wood adduces evidence that Shakespeare was himself a recusant--though perhaps entirely in secret later in life, as he supported the local Anglican parish in Stratford.

Is anyone here enough of a Shakespeare scholar to assess the extent to which Wood might have been simply trying to attract viewers with sensational claims? Or perhaps have a personal affinity the Faith that would be gratified by his view?

I ask, because I never understood there to be anything more than an absence of any evidence that Shakespeare was or wasn't Catholic. 
There's like a bajillion threads on this.

Use your google and type " apologia shakespeare" in the line.  You'll get your fill of discussion.

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